Why Stubborn Belly Fat is Like a Pet Rock
The premise was very simple. Take an inanimate object and allow millions of people to project their uniquely human qualities on it. Thus, giving it–the rock–the illusion of being, of living, of having human quality.
Now, of course we know in our minds that the rocks are rocks. And we’d never really have an affection for them. But then again… maybe.
What’s this have to do with “stubborn belly fat?”
Yes, yes… that is the point. First off, where’d this term “belly fat” come from? It’s such a cute and almost cuddly way of saying you’re fat. But then someone adds the “stubborn” to it. Stubborn? People are stubborn. Stubborn arises from an emotion, a resistance.
When we choose to believe we have “stubborn” fat we’ve given our fat a personality—a character and now we’re in an even more emotional struggle with it.
Furthermore, the belief or description of fat as “stubborn” may feed into your own psyche–the frustrations you’ve experienced–even relieving you from some of them. But it’s also dis-empowering you at the same time. It’s creating a fat that has a characteristic and you are nearly helpless (except with the amazing diet pills or techniques being offered) to combat it.
Fact is fat is fat. Okay, brown fat, white fat… but losing fat is a process. It’s less magic than mechanics. And we all have places where our body prefers to store it’s fat. For men that’s generally in the mid-section; for women the hips and lower body. And wherever the preference is, that’s the last place our body’s want to let it go from. For fat is not lost uniformly across the body.
So, let go of the stubborn. And if you need to hold any part of stubborn, you be the stubborn one and let fat be the pet rock, that’s yielding–perhaps not at your preferred scheduled pace, but yielding nonetheless–to your stubbornness and resolve.